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Introducing Lancashire Cricket's 1935 squad

Introducing Lancashire Cricket's 1935 squad

Rare footage as the cameras take a look at the team of 1935, including captain Peter Eckersley and the great Ernest Tyldesley

Following a County Championship win in 1934, Lancashire came into the following season looking for a sixth win in ten years.

The side contained some of the most synonymous names of the Red Rose, not least Ernest Tyldesley. The right-hander's tally of 34,222 runs for the Club will surely never be beaten.

Also present in the side were captain Peter Eckersley, Eddie Paynter and George Duckworth.

Watch below for rare footage as the side are introduced to the cameras ahead of the 1935 season, which includes Tyldesley "handling his bat like a true artist" and Duckworth taking the ball "surely and fiercely" standing up to the stumps.

It was to be the end of an era upon the closure of that season, with Tyldesley retiring from the game while Eckersley himself departed to become an MP. There was, though, the emergence of a certain batsman named Cyril Washbrook.

 
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